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sponsor says it will take years. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were very close to that tragic shooting. but here at the launch, she announced it great detail. >> i was the one who found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, one you see what the crime scene is like, it changes your view of weapons. >> she put on an elaborate event. even getting permission from d.c. to display ten types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter uses to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on battlefields, not on the streets. >> reporter: this would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of assault-style weapons and ban large-capacity magazines of more than ten rounds of ammunition. it keeps legal most handguns
with a perpetual attack on our second amendment rights. senator dianne feinstein kicking off this morning, rolling out new legislation and they would ban nearly 160 assault rifles and semi automatic weapons and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. nearly a dozen of those weapons on display at the news conference, including the so-called assault weapon used by the newtown, connecticut, shooter, atlanta. the senators placed the blame not on that young man with serious mental illness was left untreated, but rather on gun laws. >> weaken gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again. weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people are replicated for civil unions. lou: after four days of non-relativity from the president dispatched his vice president for a not so successful joe biden fireside chat made famous by fdr. not so successful because vice president biden undercut it with his own call for shotguns and more modest magazines. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than an assault weapon in someone's hands. even when he
in shannon bream. reporter: senator dianne feinstein acknowledges that it will be an uphill battle. this new measure would ban the sale and manufacture and transfer and importation of 157 specific garments, along with a broader group of other guns that will meet at a lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon is the sale and transfer and gifting of anything classified as an assault weapon. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to try up the supply of these weapons over time. therefore there is no sunset on the spell of. reporter: the children in the newtown, connecticut, massacre would likely still be alive, they say, if these guns off the market. just about every action the shooter cho, including that day, was already illegal. a spokesman for the nra said that it is disappointing, but not surprising that she, senator feinstein, is focused on curtailing the constitution instead of protecting -- excuse me, prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health care system. many say that they are not ready to support a new assault weapons ban. lou: thank you very m
but keeping bad guns from bad people. >> they joined a group of democrat it lawmakers. dianne feinstein introduced her own bill. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose. >> the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school show that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me we could not have stopped that shooter. even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> but vice president bind downplayed the need for an assaults weapons ban thursday. he said those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you'd call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> and even sponsors of the bill acknowledge an assaults weapons ban is a tough sell on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our constituents and our country to try. >> the nra calls the feinstein bill a wrongheaded approach and says gun bans don't work. now, the original passage
feinstein is a new gun legislation that would allow 1 if the assault weapons and the request in belize. it is selling to the original assault weapons ban but does not have a sunset clause. at the original law did which expired in 2004. >> in san mateo tomorrow a part it will hold an anonymous gun buyback of it. anyone can give up their weapons, no questions asked, and receive up to 100 cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifle. to a of a schedule be given for the assault weapon. is having tomorrow at the san miguel county bid from 10:00 until 2:00 p.m.. >> of 49er 10 days away from the superbowl here is video of the team practicing and chatting with colin kaepernick no. 7 quarterback. he livened things up for those in the media, the board at least 15 pieces for reporters. a president yesterday was the little taste of what will be like in lawrence. and when it comes to the apple name, kaepernick says he respects the ravens and their star linebacker ray lewis. kaepernick says he also got some great advice from former 49ers grades like joe montana and steve young. >> will hear what kaepernick
senator dianne feinstein proposes a federal ban on assault rifles. but does she have the votes to get it passed or is she wasting her time? let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. and "outfront" tonight, gone too far. today, democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a new federal ban on some assault rifles and semi-automatics. now, she certainly got it right visually, when she was standing there today, she had a backdrop of some of the guns she wants to ban, and it included, and very prominently, a bushmaster, like the one used in the newtown massacre. there was also a circle of uniformed law enforcement officers and gun violence victims. there was rolled out with pomp and circumstance, but did she get the message right? she, herself, admits that getting this passed will not be easy. >> if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know. it's so uphill. >> uphill is right. the fact of the matter is that gun violence from assault weapons is estimated the to be between 2% and 8% of the gun crime in this country. so, is this how democrats shoul
weapons ban last week. the bill's chief sponsor, senator dianne feinstein of california, says she has received assurances it will come up for a vote, the whether it has enough support to pass remains to be seen. a retired cia agent who blew the whistle on the agency's bush-era torture program has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. john kiriakou's admitted to a single count of revealing the identity of a covert officer under a plea deal that saw prosecutors drop charges brought under the espionage act. kiriakou's the first cia official to publicly confirm and detail the bush administration's torture program, describing the waterboarding about cut operative abuses by that in a 2007 interview with abc news. he also is the first cia official to be jailed for any reason related to the torture, even those who carried it out. outside the courthouse, prosecutor neil macbride called kiriakou's sentence a warning to other whistleblowers. >> the judge just said in court, today sentence should be a reminder to every individual who works for the government who comes into possession of closely
's comments came just hours after california senator dianne feinstein reintroduced an assault weapons ban, targeting 157 specific firearms, semiautomatic rifles, and pistols with military features and magazines, holding more than ten rounds. even feinstein acknowledged getting it through congress will be difficult. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today, can you win this, the answer is, we don't know. it's so uphill. there is one great hope out there. and that is you. because you are stronger than the gun lobby. >> the nra responded in a statement, "senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. it's disappointing, but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution." nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house. and she joins us now. good morning to you, kristen. >> reporter: good morning, luke. >> so vice president joey biden is going to eric cantor's richmond, virginia, today, part of this push by the white house that they're doing in their second term to take the campaign on the road. what do they h
publicly. the organizers say that's exactly their point. this congressman on the feinstein bill that he supports. >> to ban the sale of military style assault weapons. these are weapons that are designed for the battlefield. >> safety is also as important as the right to own a gun. no one is trying to take your guns away. >> reporter: and the march was also about hope, ironic lit flip side of that, how will you take my gun sign hinted at maybe reasoned debate. >>> the obama administration launched a public push for stiffer gun laws. we'll tell why you democrats could stand in the way of the president's efforts. let's turn to the weather. almost felt balmy out there today compared to last week. kim is in for chuck tonight. did we make it above freezing today? >> we absolutely did. we did it with some degrees to spare, i'm happy to say. and tomorrow will be the same if not a little milder. but we have some hiccups to talk b first, a couple of snow showers out there this evening. nothing heavy. they have been reported here and there, especially in our western suburbs. we're zooming in towa
. . >>> welcome. i'm don lemon. game on. the battle over gun control is kicking into high gear. dianne feinstein stood near this wall of guns flanked by police officers as she unveiled a tough bill that would ban assault weapons. the new bill would ban more than 100 specific models of firearms. semi automatic weapons with detachable magazines and high capacity magazines that use more than ten rounds of ammunition. lawmakers say the time to act is now. >> these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> i hope, i pray, and i believe that this horror in newtown, connecticut is our wake up call. our call as americans to act and to act now. what happened in newtown on december 14th, 2012 was an unspeakable tragedy. but what happens now? that is up to us. >> that last speaker was new congresswoman elizabeth etsy. the bill faces big hurdles. the nra staunchly opposes the bill. the cover of the journal reads siege a
feinstein is the coauthor of a measure in the senate that seeks to implement a ban on assault weapons and those high-capacity magazine rounds. >> i do not believe that military-style weapons belong on the streets of our cities. >> and new york police commissioner ray kelly also says the nypd right now, steve, brian, and gretchen, is planning to launch new technology that can actually detect legal guns. he described the device as being similar to body scanners that you see at airports currently, and it reads what's known as terror hertz, which is a form of radiation which everybody admits is blocked by something such as a weapon. they can then see the outline of that weapon. the device is not yet readily to roll out but they're getting close to it and preparing for it. back to you. >>steve: big brother is watching. thank you very much. >>gretchen: illinois' credit rating just became the worst in the nation. stu varney has his numbers and that's next. >>brian: was lance armstrong's big confession just another big lie? hear the man who says yes and has the tests to prove it. look what mo
after the connecticut school shootings. >>> dianne feinstein says her bill to assault weapons will have an uphill battle but she's not giving up without a fight. >> what does bother me, i've seen weapons spawned and grown and into the hands of younger and younger people over these years. i think you reach a point, as you said earlier, where enough is enough. >> now, senator feinstein introduced the bill last wok. it would limit the number of rounds in an ammunition magazine to 10. the strong shows a strong support for bans on some weapons but the nra says it will not pass. >>> the public safety committee tomorrow will fee demonstrations of firearms that are illegal here in california. lawmakers will also hear testimony from police, by researchers, advocates working against gun violence and also gun rights groups. >>> it is 8:15. in just over three hours, we'll hear from the senators who say they have the solution to fight immigration. kyla campbell is live in washington, d.c. where democrats and republicans are unveiling their four-step plan. >> reporter: in a series of events this week
. senator diane feinstein of california introduce the assault weapons ban which they did have for ten years. my question, we'll see the votes in the house and senate. but the last time the ban was passed, was there any meaningful challenge to it? >> there wasn't because that was a '94 and the nra at the time is said to have believed they did not have a particularly friendly make-up on the supreme court. >> bill: so the nra didn't challenge it. >> no, 'cause they didn't want gun rights being adjudicated under that court. the court looks very different now, more right leaning than then. and number two, this ban that she has proposed is much more broad than the one that was put in place back in 1994. we're still getting our first look at it. but it looks like, among other things, she wants to ban hand guns that have detachable magazines. >> bill: clips. >> and one characteristic of a military weapon. the ban in '94, you had to have two or more characteristics. this passed this new york state and there have been suggestions that the new york state prohibition is going to be found unconstitution
there is in the second amendment individual right to keep and bear arms that i believe that feinstein bill would infringe upon, but more importantly, the fact of what we really try to solve? we want to make our schools safer. has been proven that assault weapon ban is like this do not make schools safer. look at what happened in columbine, colorado. gerri: a knee-jerk reaction. >> it absolutely is a knee-jerk reaction. the assault in columbine occurred when the weapon ban was in place. also, the obama administration pointed out themselves that the shooting in connecticut could not have been prevented from a band like this in place. gerri: we have a long way to go on the story. i think there may be more state trying to do what new york is doing, but thank you for coming on. appreciate your time. thank you so much. >> thank you. gerri: and when we come back, we have our personal finance panel. you're going to want to see this. the answer your questions and the tragedy in the town's parking meter reactions across the country for new laws. next, the star of our recently canceled reality show on guns and owne
by dianne feinstein and about gun-control. the "usa today," headline says -- what are you looking to hear from the senator and her supporters today? guest: what we will hear today is an introduction of a piece of legislation to renew the assault weapons ban, really which is to stop the sale of more than 100 assault weapons. it also protects gun owners by exempting more than 900 specific hunting and sporting weapons. i think what we will hear is not just talk about the assault weapons ban and the curbing of high magazine clips, but an understanding that there needs to be a comprehensive approach in the country now to reduce gun violence that includes assault weapons ban, assaults -- reduces the number of clips from 30 rounds to 10 rounds and high- capacity magazines and fixing the background check system. right now we have holes off about the background check system. gun owners themselves, all support insuring that everybody who purchases a gun goes through the background check system. so you will hear that as well. potentially you hear about measures to limit gun trafficking. host: what d
, including senator fine dianne feinstein of california are holding a news conference about gun control. she is a vocal proponent of gun control and especially on high velocity magazines and assault weapons. >> as well as congressmanned pearlmutter of colorado who represents aurora, and congresswoman elizabeth este who represents newtown. you will also hear from mayor michael nutter, the distinguished mayor of philadelphia who leads the united states conference of mayor. you will hear from commissioner charles ramsey of the philadelphia police department, the current president of the major city's police chiefs association who will speak about the display of weapons you see to my left. finally we will hear from victims of recent mass shootings. i would also like to recognize other supporters who are here today. on the risers behind me see have police officers from several departments, and i so thank you for joining us here today. [applause] i would also like to recognize a million moms for gun control who are represented by mrs. sandberg here today, doctors for america, the american academy o
? >> dianne feinstein will talk about a number of things including the automatic weapons ban, but we will have on as well as former general hayden. we wanted to talk about women in the military. they are uniquely qualified to look at this and say how does it change things? we will have that and a group of republicans that come on from the outside. the virginia governor to tell us how they think they can fix the party from the outside. >> 9:00 a.m. eastern. we will be watching. thanks. >> today an appeals court handed the president a stinging defeat for the panel unanimously rule and three people named to the labor relations board were appointed unconstitutionally. he used his recess power even though the senate was holding pro forma sessions just to prevent such appointments. the senior legal analyst will be here in the next hour and go indepth and explain what's going on. a huge constitutional issue and almost certainly we will have to go before the u.s. supreme court. we move to the increasing tensions in one of the most dangerous parts of the world. a million north korean troops faced nearl
is proposing to introduce to nullify. and dianne feinstein-- >> leader reid intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor and chairman leahy talk about hearings right away i think you're going to see action quickly. >> some doubt that. there are 20 democratic seats up for grabs in the year 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, iowa, louisiana, colorado, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assaults weapons ban in 1994 democrats lost control of the house, all of which suggests compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect it all to pass or in its current forms. we think that there are elements of it-- >> anding this a moment we can do something about mental health, information sharing, maybe background checks and or things as well, but it has to be a plan that could possibly work or president won't get it done. >> other republicans suggest that a new assault weapons ban would be no more effective than the old one. >> when the ban expired there were nearly 700 murders using all rifles, today there are roughly 300, less than
these common sense gun rules. >> toure, to julian's point, dianne feinstein introduced her bill, which is an assault weapons ban bill. as we saw in the latest polls, there's broad support, 58% for this. support among gun owning households is 45%. let's hear jay carney on the bill itself. take a listen to jay. >> the president supports renewal of the assault weapons ban. he supports addressing or limiting the magazine capacity of ammunition -- the capacity of ammunition clips. the fact that they're hard, some harder than others, doesn't mean we shouldn't move forward on them. >> is that the acknowledgment of what julian was just saying, that in a sense they're going for everything, but if they've got to get it through the house, they're more likely to get some kind of rul on high capacity magazines than they are on assault weapons. >> the house does seem to be a potential problem, not just from the right but also from some on the left who are in rural areas. as julian was saying, there is tremendous support for the individual policies of the president, even "the washington post" polled
, is a little bit more moderate in that regard. host: senator feinstein's judiciary committee meeting in the senate will hold a hearing on january 30 on wednesday to address gun-control. at that hearing will be wayne lapierre, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the national rifle association. one other story from today's paper on this subject is from "usa today" -- the story is in "usa today" by david jackson today. we have about five or 10 minutes left of this segment on the role of the united states on a world stage. i want to go to mike from oklahoma city, oklahoma, on the democratic line. thanks for getting up with us. caller: good morning. i was sitting here listening to some of these people on gun control. [indiscernible] he' these people calling in with all these wonderful ideas. ask them if they were ever in the military. i spent eight and a half years. i got out because of my hip. all these idiots out thesewho keep calling, yes, we do have to stop these wars. first we have to fight them. when i first went in the service umc a tattoo on the guise of the am
for gun buyers with 40% of all gun sales occurring without a check. california senator dianne feinstein says the murder of a dozen children changed the political environment. >> sandy hook, i think, really destroys all of the kind of tales that the nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. guns are positive things in the climate of america. >> reporter: feinstein of course was the author of the 199 assault weapons ban which was not renewed after it expired 10 years later, jamie. jamie: the one we've been hearing most about is the vice president who has been leading the administration's push for these new gun laws. what is he up to? >> reporter: biden is a former prosecutor. he is the author of violence against women act. he held a couple events last week including google plus hankout and roundtable at virginia commonwealth university. his criticism of assault weapons that they put police at disadvantage. cops find themselves outgunned. new york city police commissioner ray kelley said he would like an assault weapons ban but he said handguns is the big problem. >> we don't wan
tech back in 2007. also, there was an announcement yesterday by senator dianne feinstein, banning assault weapons. that is available on our web site at c-span.org. pentagon lifting the ban on women in combat. tom in ohio, what are your thoughts on all this? caller: there were some women suing the pentagon over the lack of being able to get into combat. the requirement for combat -- they are using that to be promoted. the good old boy network, if you do not want women to advance, you require combat and you cannot let them go to combat. i think the timing is curious with a lawsuit being in court now. host: thank you for the call. date on the republican line, from new jersey. caller: one thing i wanted to point out. i think the gentleman earlier said he was a sniper in vietnam. he brings up some cogent points. i understand and appreciate a lot of what he is saying. i look at it slightly differently. a look at it more from the point -- i do feel that women should be given the role of offered combat capability. he might be able to correct me or assist me, but i think there was a congre
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with california senator dianne feinstein. you can watch this briefing in its entirety in our video library at c-span.org. >> today, my colleagues and by our introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than 10 rounds. let me briefly describe the legislation we are introducing. we prohibit 158 specifically- named military-style firearms. since the 1994 law expired, there has been an influx of new models of assault weapons. these models are more powerful, more lethal, and more technologically advanced. then the weapons were in 1993. our bill also prohibits other sammie-automatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic. one criticism of the 1994 law was that it was a 2- characteristic test that the find it and it was too easy to work around. manufacturers could simply remove one of the characteristics and the firearm was legal. the bill we are introducing today will make it much more difficult to work around by mov
homes and livelihoods. senator feinstein on the army corps of engineers, again, while they've been doing a heroic job getting the -- keeping the mississippi river open, they want to make sure the shoreline of new york and new jersey and maryland is open for business as well. i could name all of them but those three have done an outstanding job. and i particularly want to acknowledge the help of my colleagues from new york and new jersey. senator schumer has led the way, particularly when there was this difficult time with senator inouye's illness to move this bill. but senator gillibrand, menendez and lautenberg have really been outstanding. this is about colleagues, and i want to thank our colleagues on the other side of the aisle who helped us. i know that -- i really would now like to yield the floor to senator landrieu, who has done such a great job through her subcommittee and ask her to elaborate on the aspects particularly on disaster response and recovery. ms. landrieu: thank you, madam president. i thank my colleague for her really extraordinary and robust and enthusiastic leade
the statement. >> senator john mccain there. senator feinstein behind him. >> mitch mcconnell was the one that famously said we immediate to make this a one-term president. there he is there at coffee this morning. >> he has since said that was a political effort and once that didn't come to pass he's completely reconciled to the fact he has to work with him and get business done. i could add, anderson, the president said because he's now re-elected he has been telling his aides that this is an opportunity almost to experience his inauguration important the first time. >> al franken on the right. >> because at first -- in the original inauguration, he was so focused on the financial crisis, economic crisis, there was a national security threat on the day of the inauguration, and -- they were consumed by the crises at the moment. they almost couldn't concentrate on what was happening that day. >> 20 years ago, bill clinton was leaving right at this moment, his speech writers were still with him. taylor got in the limousine and writing the speech over to the white house. >> wow. >> didn't e
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